British and English success for club members

The Fell Running Association prize giving took place in Telford last night and saw Eryri well represented.

Jackie took the British Ladies title sharing it with British International Victoria Wilkinson; two wins and a 2nd place each, the first Welsh winner since our own Angela Brand-Barker 20 years ago.

Jackie also led the ladies to a fine 2nd team position, Jenny H and Wendy in Ireland, Serena and Kate in Scotland, and Andrea and Helen T at the Maesgwm Muddle, well done all.

Mike

 

Pictured below are Geoff Fielding who came 3rd in the English O/70 and Jackie Taggart (nee Lee) joint winner of the British title.

Geoff & Jackie

Annual General Meeting

Tuesday 18th November – Annual General Meeting

At Y Caban, Brynrefail – 7pm for food, 8pm meeting start. Always a good social evening as well as sorting out club business. Free hot food!

Junior Training Update

Junior Training Update October to January

 

Training Session for juniors 0930 every Sunday Morning from the fire station in Llanberis

Older / more experienced juniors 1045-1200

New members always welcome, min age 9.

No session 7th and 28th December

 

Junior Races

Note the Bangor Park Runs start on first Saturday in November (further details on Parkrun website)

25th Oct – Marathon Eryri

9th November – Rhobell Fawr

29th November – Wrexham cross country

21st Dec – Christmas fun run Llanberis

More details on www.wfra.org.uk, www.northwalesxc.com and www.eryriharriers.org.uk

 

Any questions – turn up on Sunday morning or call Paul on 07787 578401

 

V40 urgently needed for this Sunday!!!

Due to injury and man flu, two position in this weekend’s v40 team for the British Fell Relay became vacant this week.  One has been filled but the other remains available to any eligible v40 from Eryri.

Phone Dylan Wynn Jones on 07917 173815 if you can compete.

Dates for your diary

Here are some upcoming events of interest:

 

Tues 18th November – Annual General Meeting

At  Y Caban, Brynrefail – 7pm for food, 8pm meeting start.  Always a good social as well as sorting out club business; free hot food!

 

Sat 22nd November – Club Charity Quiz Night

At the Siabod Cafe, Capel Curig.  Experienced quizmaster with a running theme as well as general knowledge.  This is a new event, to be repeated if it’s popular. Taking place on the evening of the Pen Fell Race.  7pm for 7.30 prompt quiz start. Only £2 on the night – all proceeds to charity.

 

Sun 21st December – Xmas Fun Run

From the Royal Victoria Hotel, Llanberis.  9.30 registration, 11am race start.  Be early to avoid the rush.  Fancy dress competition, junior races, raffle and guess the Santa.  Soup and mince pies.

 

URGENT – marshals required for this weekend’s Peris

At least 4 marshals are required for this Saturday’s Peris Horseshoe Race from Llanberis.

Nine regulars are unable to help this year so we are appealing for those not planning to run who can spare some time to assist by walking up a hill.

When people say the phrase, “these things can’t happen without…”,  it’s actually true, this race cannot go ahead without marshals. 

If you can help contact Mike Blake on 07778 145144.

 

 

URGENT – marshals required for this weekend's Peris

At least 4 marshals are required for this Saturday’s Peris Horseshoe Race from Llanberis.

Nine regulars are unable to help this year so we are appealing for those not planning to run who can spare some time to assist by walking up a hill.

When people say the phrase, “these things can’t happen without…”,  it’s actually true, this race cannot go ahead without marshals. 

If you can help contact Mike Blake on 07778 145144.

 

 

Mountain bike racing anyone?

Next Sunday 7th September sees the final round of the 2014 Welsh MTB XC series at Coed y Brenin.

Racing kicks off at 9.30am with U12 categories, with Juvenile, Youth and adult races following at 11am and 1.30pm. There are also fun categories for adult novices wanting to give it a go. No race licence necessary, enter online or on the day.

For more information go to https://www.britishcycling.org.uk/events/details/104684/2014-Welsh-Mountain-Bike-Series-Round-5

 

 

Sarah Barnwell

Pete Douglas Memorial – Tryfan 23rd August

It is almost 12 months since Pete passed away, and he has been missed, most publically by the huge gap he left in the world of Welsh fellrunning photography.  Along with Al being unwell we have lost a great a contribution to the sport.

At Pete’s own request no funeral was held, something which some people found strange, but his wishes were respected.

On Saturday 23rd August a memorial will take place for Pete immediately following the Tryfan Downhill Dash. The race time is to meet at 2pm, at which time those competing will climb to the summit, with the race starting when everyone gets there.

Pete thoroughly enjoyed the Tryfan Downhill, and in fact it was the last race he filmed and photographed before he passed away, and he used it to test a new lens he purchased that week.

This year, when everyone get’s/falls back down there will be a prizegiving and then at approx 3pm a simple celebration of Pete’s life and appreciation of the contribution he gave to people by way of a few words spoken. 

Everyone welcome, regardless of whether you want to run this crazy race, or just watch the drama unfold and then pay your respects to Pete.  If you feel you want to say something on the day feel to do so and let me know.

 

Craig.